News & Events

Parish News:

The Traidcraft Stall: will be open in the church Hall after Mass at St Mary’s on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd November for the November Extra! Please come along to see our range of Fairtrade products plus, name the tiger competition, cakes and goodies for sale, raffle with great prizes and Traidcraft Christmas Cards.
If you would like to bake some cakes or goodies to sell, please bring them along on the day.

Mission Sunday: This week there will be a retiring collection in support of overseas missions. 

St Mary’s Eucharistic Ministers; Please collect your new rotas from the table at the back of the church. There has been a change to the date of the next meeting, it is now on Saturday 2nd November at 9.30am in the church hall. Apologies for any inconvenience. Please submit items for the agenda as soon as possible.

Rest in Peace; We pray for those who have died recently especially:

  • Dr David Parkins; whose funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 22nd October at 2.30pm.
  • Adrian West; whose funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church on Friday 25th October at 12 noon

Foundation Governors Needed; Can you work alongside other Governors at St Monica’s School to monitor the development and performance of the school in all areas, whilst promoting the school’s Christian ethos. Then please contact the school on 01908 606966 or email

Date for your diary Saturday 9th November: will be the Christmas Quiz Night at St Mary’s Church Hall Woburn Sands. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £12.00 which includes a Fish and Chip Supper, licensed bar and raffle. All proceeds will support the Upendo Children’s Home in Moshi. How to purchase tickets will be published in a few weeks.

Congratulations to Evelyn Racca: who will be baptised at St Mary’s this weekend.

Milton Keynes Pastoral Area Council: Each of the pastoral areas across the Diocese has arranged a reflection day to think about its future organization and the challenges and opportunities that each parish faces. The day in Milton Keynes will include four or five members from each of the parishes who can speak a little about parish life. If you feel able to represent one of our parishes then perhaps drop an Email to the Office. The Reflection day will be on Saturday 16th November at 11am at St Bernadette’s School.

Open House: Every Monday between 5.30pm and 7.30pm in the Cluster Office, (St Augustine’s, Langcliffe Drive, Heelands). Each of the priests and the secretary are usually available to speak to about anything, and deal with administrative tasks for all of our Parishes, such as booking baptisms or weddings, completing school application forms etc. There is no need to make an appointment.

ONLINE FORM for CHURCH GIVING: It saves time and is safer if you can set up on line giving.  For more information about secure giving click hereTo download a form click here  (Northampton Diocese website).